2006 Citroen C2 VTS from Australia and New Zealand
French and crap appear to go together well
This car is deadset the biggest pile of crap I think I have ever had the displeasure of driving.
Misaligned panel gaps
Lethargic power from engine (did someone say Sporty...hmmm)
Manual gearbox allows selection from 5th to reverse. That is, there is no lock out on reverse so you could accidently select reverse instead of 4th when changing down and have the gearbox come flying up through the floor.
Door trim rattles
Misaligned plastic trims
Plastic under steering column loose
Rear brakes completely stuffed. Squealing and shuddering
Knocking from front left wheel over even minor bumps in the road
Air con intermittently switches itself off
Digital centre display invisible in sunlight
When I switch on lights, I get a electric buzzing sound from the stalk.
Drivers seat loose
Drivers power window stopped working
Remote central locking works when it feels like it. I now lock it with the key and check each door before walking away as I don't trust it.
Rattle from boot lid.
All in 15,000km.
Who would have thought.
I would never and I recommend no one else ever buy a French car. I gave it a go, but was let down. I am spreading the word. Back to Japanese cars forever now.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 1st December, 2006
24th Mar 2007, 06:21
Wow..I thought I'd had problems with my VTS. Looks like I've been lucky, I've only had my inlet manifold fall off, door window seal come loose and paint peeling from the tailgate.
It has bee back to have a faulty coil changed too though.
I think with all those faults you could reject the car and get a new one, if you were in the UK.
Got to admit the build quality of mine is pretty good... so far! No squeaks or rattles, body panel put together well.
Time will tell though, the materials used don't seem the most robust!!!
24th Mar 2007, 15:06
I have a Saxo VTR. hasn't gave me any problems yet. I was thinking about getting one of those C4'S. Got to admit they look pretty cool. These comments and reviews just put me off though. It will either be a C4, an Astra or an older BMW 3 series.
6th Jun 2007, 22:54
I have a 2006 VTR Sensodrive, now with 20K on the clock, from new.
Its attractive and well designed. It's fast, easy to drive, and the gearshift is very fast.
Attractive contemporary interior treatment, with supportive seats.
Very economical, great fun to drive.
I have no rattles, no mechanical problems, great customer after sales support, and interest shown by my dealer.
In my opinion it makes ALL the other hatches on the market (including the other Frenchies and especially the Japanese cars) look and feel like old fashioned, old technology, klunky 1980's plastic boxes.
I think it's a good product at a great price.